Meet the Team

Former Leicester City club captain, Steve Walsh made 430 appearances for the club between June 1986 and September 2000 scoring 62 goals. Steve joined the club in a £100,000 deal from Wigan Athletic in 1986.

Not just content with keeping the opposition at bay, Walsh had an impressive goal scoring record for a centre-back and was occasionally deployed as a make-shift striker. Walshy famously scored both City goals in the 1994 Play-off final victory over local rivals Derby County at Wembley.

Steve guided the club to their highest ever Premiership finish of 8th in the 1999/2000 campaign. Steve Walsh was voted Leicester City’s all-time cult hero by Football Focus viewers. Walsh won with 79% of the vote, ahead of fellow Leicester favourites Steve Claridge, Gordon Banks & Frank Worthington.

Muzzy Izzet is a former Turkey International and Premier League Footballer.

The midfielder spent the majority of his successful career at Leicester City Football Club, but also spent time as a professional at Chelsea FC and later at Birmingham City FC.

Muzzy was an integral part of Leicester City’s League Cup winning team in 97/00 and was a part of the 1996 play-off winning side. His partnership with Neil Lennon in central midfield was one of the main reasons for Leicester City’s successful stay in the Premier League for a number of years.

Muzzy Izzet also holds the honour of representing his country Turkey on the biggest stage of them all, the FIFA World Cup. Izzet was part of Turkey’s semi-final team in the 2002 World Cup played in South Korea and Japan.

Ngoni Chakala is currently our year 2 students’ lecturer who graduated from the university of Derby where he undertook a BSc Joint Honours degree in Sports Psychology and Sports Development.
Ngoni grew up here in Leicester attending local schools such as Babington Community College (now referred to as Babington Academy) and also Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth College for his A levels.

A football fan through and through, he also has a counselling qualification along with his coaching badges; both which are useful in the day to day requirements of his profession at AFDA.
Outside work commitments, he is also a Youth leader in a local church (DFMI Leicester) taking on pastoral care of the youth members in the church’s ministry & is also a bassist at the church too.

Dani Black is currently one of our BTEC tutors. Dani Graduated from The University of Bath with a BSc is Sports Performance. Dani then completed her teaching qualification at The University of Warwick in 2014. Dani has recently completed her Level 4 qualification in Talented Athlete Lifestyle Management which has proven very useful in advising students on how to balance sport and education. Dani has a love for all sports but currently plays hockey for Khalsa Leamington HC. Outside of sport, Dani’s hobby is beekeeping!

Jack Lucas has been with AFDA for a number of years, from completing his BTEC qualification then HND with us. He now works as a member of our teaching staff and is involved in the delivery of coaching. Jack recently completed his teaching qualification to add to his coaching qualifications.